Environment and activities

During your stay in La Casa Petita you can enjoy the surrounding nature and a peaceful relax. You can also do some activities and visit some interesting places near the house.


The farmhouse is just 15 km from the city of Girona, which is one of Catalonia’s richest treasures of cultural and architectural heritage. This includes the Cathedral, with the world’s broadest Gothic nave; the Jewish Quarter, one of the best conserved; the Arab Baths; the Archaeological Walk, the wooded park of the Devesa; the old city defences, including the most extensive stretches of Carolingian walls in existence; and interesting Romanesque, Gothic and Modernist buildings. All of these, plus the city’s wide range of restaurants, bars, clubs, theatres and museums, make Girona an essential visit.

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Costa Brava

If you fancy a swim in a marvellous Mediterranean setting, Can Piferrer’s location close to the central Costa Brava offers you short and easy journeys to a variety of beaches and coastal towns like S’Agarò (15 km), Tossa de Mar (25 km), Platja d’Aro (16 km), Sant Feliu de Guíxols (16 km), Palamós (25 km) or Lloret de Mar (35 km). And the northern part of the Costa Brava, with Roses, Cadaqués, Llançà, Port de la Selva, Pals, Begur, etc., is also within easy reach.

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Close by Can Piferrer you will find various signposted routes or greenways for bicycles: the route of the old railway from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guíxols (joining it at Cassà de la Selva); the route of the Riera Seca de Campllong stream (5 km) or the route from the River Onyar to Riudellots de la Selva (5 km), in addition to peaceful tracks to nearby localities. For those who like more challenging routes there are all types of itineraries of very varied difficulty through the Gavarres hills (from Cassà de la Selva) to spots like Els Metges, Puig d’Arques, La Verneda or El Montnegre.

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Just a short distance from Can Piferrer you will find a large number of restaurants where you can savour both traditional Catalan cuisine and local market cuisine, like Can Xiquet (6 km), Les Panolles (15 km) or Cala Maria (12 km); or the experimental cuisine of El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, 15 km) or specialities like the snails of Can Barris (4 km) and the wide variety of restaurants in the city of Girona.

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Dalí Route

Anyone interested in the artist Salvador Dalí can visit a number of places that played key roles in his life and work: the castle of Púbol, where he spent his last years; the Dalí Museum in Figueres, which contains some of his most famous creations; and his house in Port-Lligat, just outside the town of Cadaqués, one of his major inspirations.


Popular Fairs and Festivities

During the year, the nearby towns hold a number of interesting popular festivities: the Annual Festival of Cassà de la Selva (Sunday before Corpus Christi); the Annual Festival of Llagostera (Whitsun); the Annual Festival of Caldes de Malavella (first Sunday of August); the Girona Flower Exhibition(first part of May); the Spring Fair in Campllong (April); the Renewable Energies Fair in Cassà (Santa Tecla, mid-September); the Pottery Fair in Quart; and many more.